Shafiq Husayn is giving away his Pre-Alignment, Vol. 1: A Prelude To The L∞P. One-third of Sa Ra has 26 minutes of unreleased beats and collaborations with Krondon (Strong Arm Steady), J Mitchell, Breezy Lovejoy and D-Prosper. The project is literally a prelude to his Shafiq En’ A Free Ka follow-up The L∞P.
tAz Arnold carries on with his tongue-in-cheek R&B experiments with this visual mash-up of pop culture images from the last 50 years. Download Rad America
“Freaky Bitch” is from tAz Arnold’s Rad America.
Shafiq Husayn is working on the follow-up to 2009′s En-A-Free-Ka with an album that he has already named The LooP.
In June Om’Mas Keith performed the Brazilian Tropicalia classic “Misterios” at the Red Bull space in New York City for the Red, Hot AIDS benefit organization. He is joined by members of Superhuman Happiness.
On May 30th Sa Ra did a show at Zanzibar in Santa Monica, CA. Here is the first of 11 segments of the show. Make sure to check out the rest.
The U.N. Plan from Plug Research on Vimeo. “The U.N. Plan” is from Shafiq’s slept-on En’ A-Free-Ka.
Here is Om’Mas Keith of Sa Ra playing a few notes of Roy Ayers’ “I Wanna Touch You Baby.” He has an album coming this year that he calls City Pulse.
R&B has been in a safe rut for the longest with people like Meshell Ndegeocello and once upon a time Prince challenging it. Sa Ra’s freaky style was fresh wind among all the predictable sounding releases. Hopefully the guys will do more releases as a group in addition to their writing and producing for others [...]
1 .Q-Tip Kamaal The Abstract Q-Tip does funky reflective fusion and it works. 2. Raekwon Only Built For Cuban Linx 2 More than competent return from Wu-Tang grime master. 3. Al B. Sure Honey I’m Home Classy R&B from a New Jack Swing era surviver. 4. Teena Marie Congo Square More timeless soul from the [...]